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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Pam Keith qualifies for Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Florida


      The first major party candidate to launch a 2016 campaign for Florida's U.S. Senate seat was among the last to get on the ballot ahead of Friday's noon deadline.

    2. Gov. Rick Scott bucks Republican leaders, won't back Marco Rubio for Senate

      State Roundup

      TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott did Marco Rubio no favors by offering public encouragement Thursday to a self-funding Republican who harbors ambitions of ending Rubio's career in the U.S. Senate.

      Florida Gov. Rick Scott pauses during a press conference on South Orange Avenue down the street from Pulse Nightclub, June 13, 2016 in Orlando. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    3. Two of Marco Rubio's earliest backers now divided over his campaign


      They were his earliest believers, situated in the heart of Charlie Crist country.

      Sen. Marco Rubio with Bill Bunting at a Pasco County Republican event in 2013
    4. U.S. Senate poll: Rubio clear favorite in primary, Democrats largely undecided


      New internal poll results released this afternoon by a Republican super PAC show that almost two-thirds of Democrats remain undecided in that party's primary for Florida's U.S. Senate race, but incumbent Marco Rubio

    5. Adam Smith: Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist, two self-serving politicians aiming for a comeback

      State Roundup

      Their fortunes have been linked for the better part of a decade, two political rivals long contemptuous of each other but today sharing more in common than either would care to admit.

      Marco Rubio, left, and Charlie Crist. [Times files]
    6. Florida's never-ending Marco Rubio/Charlie Crist show


      Their fortunes have been linked for the better part of a decade, two political rivals long contemptuous of one another but today sharing more in common than either would care to admit.

      Crist and Rubio
    7. PolitiFact Florida: Marco Rubio rates a Full Flop over running for Senate


      U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced that he will seek re-election in Florida, ending weeks of speculation about his political future.

    8. Eating his words? What Marco Rubio said about not running for Senate again

      State Roundup

      Marco Rubio said many times he had no intention for conducting a bid for Senate. Here are just a few.

      In this June 3, 2016, photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, speaks during news conference in Doral. Leading Republicans expect Rubio to announce he is running for re-election to his Florida Senate seat.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
    9. Democrats quick to pounce as Marco Rubio jumps back in Florida U.S. Senate race


      With Marco Rubio announcing today that he'll seek re-election to his U.S. Senate seat after all, Democrats were quick to fire off statements this morning blasting the incumbent for …

    10. Marco Rubio reverses course, announces he's running for re-election to the Senate

      State Roundup

      In a major reversal highlighting Republican fear over losing the Senate majority and his own plans for another presidential run, Marco Rubio on Wednesday broke a longstanding promise not to seek re-election, becoming an instant favorite but facing the challenge of running in a year featuring Donald Trump.

      Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, speaks to the media to urge the United States Congress to pass funding to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus on June 3, 2016 in Doral. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)